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Materials and Chemicals is an interdisciplinary heavy industry sector. Materials industry applies the properties of matter to various areas of science and engineering. It incorporates elements of applied physics and chemistry. Significant attention in the Materials field is currently focused on nanoscience and nanotechnology. Chemicals are a broad chemical category including polymers, bulk petrochemicals and intermediates, other derivatives and basic industrials, and more.

The materials industry and market includes building and construction materials used worldwide for the fabrication of structures, earth supports, embankments, and completion of excavations. Heavy industry materials for construction are diverse and range from readily available non-supply chain materials such as brush and mud to commodity supply materials procured for projects like construction aggregates, composite wood products, plastics (PVC), resins, synthetic textiles and fibers (fiberglass), composite cements, other plastics and polymer composites, concrete, and various metals. Heavy industry metal materials include iron, various grades of steel, specialty alloys, titanium, copper, and even gold, silver, chrome and platinum. Glass, ceramic materials and foam are also subsets of heavy industrial materials required for construction. Finished materials for construction projects can included coated glass, architectural glass, other finished specialty glass projects, cast and molded steel (re-bar and beams), pipe sections, blocks, bricks, tiles, flooring, drywall panels, piles, poles, pillars, and wires.

Radical materials advances can drive the creation of new products and new industries. Industrial applications of materials science include materials design, cost-benefit tradeoffs in industrial production of materials, processing techniques (casting, rolling, welding, ion implantation, crystal growth, thin-film deposition, sintering, glassblowing, etc.), and techniques such as electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, nuclear microscopy (HEFIB), backscattering, neutron diffraction, etc.

The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. The chemical industries convert raw materials oil-- metals, air, water, natural gas and minerals-- into products. Products include chemicals to make plastic for computers, paint for cars, and medicines. Chemical engineers start with cheap, raw, natural materials, such as petrochemicals, seawater, and minerals.

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Materials & Chemicals Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals: United States

    ... in terms of: general purpose I&I cleaners, floor care products, warewashing products, disinfectants and sanitizers, laundry care products, vehicle wash products, hand cleansers, and other products. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: ... Read More

  • Microbial Products: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets

    ... and environmental applications. Viruses are sometimes classified as microbes, but they are nonliving, and thus they are excluded from this report. Major elements cited in this study include: Summary. Definitions. Description of microbes. Microbe end ... Read More

  • Global vehicle lightweighting - technology, trends and the future

    ... global OE automotive electrical wiring (EDS) sector, major suppliers of wiring systems, top markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this global wiring market study includes: ... Read More

  • Chemical Wholesalers

    ... HELM (Germany), ITOCHU (Japan), Nexeo Solutions (US), Sinochem (China), and Univar (US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Chemical distribution is a cyclical business dependent on industrial demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on an efficient distribution system. ... Read More

  • Exterminating & Pest Control Services

    ... by Rollins), as well as the pest control operations of Rentokil Initial (UK) and Sanix (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by sales and occupancy of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The profitability of individual ... Read More

  • Wood Product Manufacturing

    ... wood containers; pallets; prefabricated wood buildings; or manufactured homes. Major companies include Andersen, Cavco, and Weyerhaeuser (all based in the US), as well as Sekisui House (Japan), Stora Enso (Finland), Svenska Cellulosa (Sweden), and West ... Read More

  • Global light vehicle materials market - forecasts to 2033

    ... global OE cockpits and instrumentation sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this global market study includes: Automotive OE cockpit and ... Read More

  • Automotive light-vehicle sensors - technology, trends and forecasts to 2033

    ... materials and suppliers involved, and material content forecasts out to 2029. Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this study includes: Material developments including aluminium, carbon fibre, magnesium, organics, plastics, composites and steel ... Read More

  • Steel Service Centers & Other Metal Wholesalers

    ... cleaning, or edging services. Major companies include Reliance Steel & Aluminum and Ryerson (US), IMS International Metal Service (France), Klöckner (Germany), and Russel Metals and Samuel, Son & Co (Canada), and Stemcor Holdings (UK), as ... Read More

  • PTT Global Chemical Public Co Ltd (PTTGC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    ... GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by ... Read More

  • Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. (4471) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    ... bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you ... Read More

  • CARBO Ceramics Inc (CRR) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    ... to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to ... Read More

  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    ... the company’s key employees, key competitors and major products and services. This up-to-the-minute company report will help you to formulate strategies to drive your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors ... Read More

  • Industries Chimiques du Fluor (ICF) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    ... bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you ... Read More

  • Industries Qatar QSC (IQCD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    ... to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to ... Read More

  • Arkema SA (AKE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    ... you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand ... Read More

  • United Kingdom Petrochemicals Q3 2018

    ... made since the 2008 financial crisis. A key issue iscontinued free trade access to the EU market, the UK's main trading partner. The costs of exit could be mitigated by lower energyprices, but the government ... Read More

  • Italy Petrochemicals Q3 2018

    ... operations in Porto Torres, Priolo and Porto Margherawith the closure or downsizing of poorly performing units and the construction of bio-based plants, transforming the company intoa global leader in biochemicals. Helped by lower oil prices, ... Read More

  • Azerbaijan Petrochemicals Q3 2018

    ... value to natural resources. The upgrading in therefinery sector coupled with expansion in gas production could provide potential feedstock to downstream petrochemicalsproduction. However, progress is slow and plagued by major disruptions to output caused by ... Read More

  • France Petrochemicals Q3 2018

    ... including high value-added products, are placed to perform well amid surging vehicle exports to Southern Europe.The victory of Emmanuel Macron in both presidential and legislative elections paves the way for free-market reforms, aimed atboosting corporate ... Read More

  • Spain Petrochemicals Q3 2018

    ... the vote to oust Prime Minister Rajoy. These factors will weigh on business sentiment towards the market inthe short term, but economic growth is expected to remain strong over the coming years, supporting petrochemicals consumption. Read More

  • Primary Metals Manufacturing

    ... producers, and copper foundries. Major companies include Alcoa, Nucor, and US Steel (all based in the US), along with ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg), China Baowu Steel Group, China Hongqiao Group, and Jiangxi Copper Company (China), Nippon Steel ... Read More

  • Wood Flooring Manufacturing

    ... US), along with A&W (Shanghai) Woods (China), Goodfellow (Canada), and Tarkett (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for wood flooring is closely tied to residential construction and remodeling activity. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient ... Read More

  • Plastic & Rubber Product Manufacturing

    ... include US-based Berry Global Group, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Goodyear, and Newell Brands, as well as Amcor (Australia), Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France), Pirelli (Italy), and Reynolds Group Holdings (New Zealand). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Because plastic products ... Read More

  • Timber Operations

    ... include US-based PotlatchDeltic, Rayonier, and Weyerhaeuser, as well as Resolute Forest Products and West Fraser (Canada), Stora Enso (Finland), and Svenska Cellulosa (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for timber used to make lumber is driven primarily ... Read More

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